GHS Resources to Support At-Home Learning
Over the coming weeks the Georgia Historical Society will be working diligently to provide parents, educators, researchers, and the general public with engaging resources and information during the COVID-19 school and business closures.
We invite you to explore the wide variety of online resources available through the GHS website and then join us on social media for updates and highlighted content!
In addition, we invite you to sign up for Headlines, our in-house newsletter that we are mailing weekly throughout this national emergency. We will be updating resources continuously. Educators are invited to contact GHS Education Coordinator, Lisa Landers, to get connected to more student-focused resources and join our education network.
Georgia History Online
The Georgia Historical Society’s online exhibits examine aspects of Georgia history using documents, photographs, and artifacts from the Society’s collections.
A collaboration between the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Georgia Historical Society, Hidden Histories are original student projects that use photographs, artwork, maps, and literary resources to explore the stories behind roadside historical markers.
Roadside historical markers can be found throughout Georgia, sharing the stories of our past in an easily identifiable and understandable format. Visit the Historical Marker Database to explore markers by county, topic, time period, and various other categories.
As part of the Georgia History Festival and in partnership with the Georgia Press Association (GPA) GHS annually creates Newspapers in Education (NIE) resources that explore topics that are timely and relevant to Georgia and American history.
Explore the stories of individuals from Georgia’s past who have had a significant impact on our state’s history. From Hernando de Soto to Flannery O’Connor, from James Oglethorpe to Jackie Robinson, learn more about these iconic figures across three centuries of Georgia history.
The Georgia Historical Society has developed profiles and case studies of many of Georgia’s iconic businesses that have made our state the hub of the 21st century global economy. Learn more about these companies, the people that built them, and their impact on Georgia history.
Resources with Teacher Guides
Primary source sets created by GHS are designed to help promote historical inquiry in the classroom by providing access to primary sources aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for 8th grade Georgia Studies.
A series of C3 inquiries created by GHS give students the opportunity to examine questions related to the Nation’s founding documents.
The “Winning the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Georgia” inquiry activities feature engaging activities for primary source exploration highlighting sources from the New South era and the women’s suffrage movement. All materials are available for download from the Georgia History Festival website .
The GHS Schoolhouse video blog includes a variety of videos for educators, including interviews with historians and professors and advice on teaching with primary sources.
The GHS Featured Historical Figures pages explores the stories of individuals from Georgia’s past. Through this resource, students can read about people who have had a significant impact on the state’s history, learn about their life and legacy, investigate primary sources from the GHS collection, and discover additional resources for deeper study.
Research, Readings, and Publications
The Georgia Historical Society’s Digital Image Catalog lets users search for and browse thousands of images from the GHS collection. Image reproduction services associated with digitized images are available on a limited basis at this time. Click here for more information.
The Georgia Historical Society’s popular history magazine Georgia History Today (GHT) explores the ongoing presence of the past. The GHT examines efforts underway around the state to promote history, including articles on some of the fascinating documents and artifacts in the Georgia Historical Society’s collection, historic sites around the state, new books being published, profiles of contemporary history-makers, and news about GHS programs and as well as those of GHS affiliates.
The Georgia Historical Quarterly is one of the premier state historical journals in the United States, featuring the finest scholarly articles on Georgia history, reviews and essays on new books, published primary sources, and photo essays on all aspects of Georgia’s past. Back issues of the Georgia Historical Quarterly are also available on JSTOR. Limited access to JSTOR materials is available for free through the JSTOR Register and Read program.
Videos, Podcasts, and Blogs
A joint production of the Georgia Historical Society and Georgia Public Broadcasting, Today in Georgia History explores historical events and people in Georgia history in 90-second episodes. The Today in Georgia History website includes the videos, tips for teachers, writing prompts, review questions, classroom exercises, and more.
Created for teachers, but useful for anyone interested in learning more about Georgia history and how objects, artifacts, and archival materials help us understand the past. The GHS Schoolhouse video blog includes a variety of videos, including interviews with historians and professors and advice on teaching with primary sources.
In partnership with WSAV, This Is Our History is a series of short 2-3 minute videos that explore the fascinating stories behind Georgia’s many historical markers. The episodes are hosted by GHS senior historian Dr. Stan Deaton.
Stan Deaton is the Senior Historian and The Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian at the Georgia Historical Society. He is also the Emmy®-winning writer and host of Today in Georgia History. The Off the Deaton Path blog and podcast includes Stan’s interviews with book authors, homicide detectives, Pulitzer Prize winners, beer lovers, and a host of other interesting people, as well as essays on books, sports, movies, and more, especially as they relate to American history. Off the Deaton Path is available online through our website, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Facebook.
With resources for audiences of all ages, including a K-12 teacher guide for exploring and studying community monuments, this informative site includes short video conversations with some of today’s top scholars discussing the challenges of understanding and teaching complicated and difficult history. https://www.imperfectpastinstitute.org/
Honoring Coach Vince Dooley for his lifelong commitment to history and higher education, the Dooley Distinguished Fellows Program recognizes senior scholars in the field of history and mentors and develops emerging historians. Video recordings of the public programs honoring Dr. David Blight (2018) and Rick Atkinson (2019) and discussing their most recent work can be viewed in their entirety here.